Mark John Grisanti was born and raised in Buffalo, NY and is the youngest of six brothers and sisters. He graduated from Sweet Home High School and attended Canisius College, where he received his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in English. After finishing his undergraduate degree he received his Juris Doctorate from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Throughout college he was a member of the Student Bar Association, received numerous certificates and book awards, and was a member of the Entertainment Committee for the Bar Association and the Italian Law Society.
After graduating law school Senator Grisanti worked at his father’s law firm that his grandfather founded in 1921. As a third generation attorney, Senator Grisanti has worked at his family’s practice for over 18 years. He first became interested in running for State Senate when practicing law on the lower west side of Buffalo. Senator Grisanti quickly distinguished himself as an attorney who stands for those who can’t help themselves.
Senator Grisanti is ready to take on the tough issues such as UB 2020, redevelopment of the Niagara Falls airport, education reform and eliminate fraud in Medicaid. Senator Grisanti’s goal is to have unification among leaders in the Western New York area. Senator Mark Grisanti sees the position of New York State Senator in the 60th district as a privilege, not a right.
Senator Grisanti attends St. Rose church, and currently resides in North Buffalo with his wife Maria, and three children, Ashlee, John, and Theresa. He is a member of the Erie County Bar Association, the Delaware club, the Italian-American Police Association, the Assigned Counsel Program, the Volunteer Lawyers Project, the New York State Troopers Association, the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association, and the Police Athletic League. He is a longtime contributor to the St Rose of Lima church, the St. Anthony of Padua church, the Canisius College Alumni Association, and many others. Mark has received certificates of appreciation from the Erie County Bar Association, the American Heart Association, BornHava, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and has been a notable contributor to many other organizations.